Hw does this pratice infulence the moral development of young children? Are these values that are being passed on to young children by teaching them to lie for the sake of politeness in oppostion to tecahing them to be honest. Why or why not?
Teaching one to lie in general for any given sake would be considered in opposition of social norms. Family dynamics plays a pivotal role in young children's cognitive development and social perceptions. When you and I consider honesty, it's encompassed in truth, often hurtful, yet, honesty because of our moral perception. Parents whom teach their children to lie for the sake of being polite may have its usefulness as well. Consider the diffusion of potentially escalated results of being honest. Its hard to sway either way when we also recognize that parents themselves may not have developed such skills. For the most part, parent/s heavy influence their children as their child seeks comfort and truth for those they associate with comfort. What is wrong and what is right, what is moral or not, can we consider the parent that teaches these trait to be wrong if that's all they know?